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John Legend Is One Award Away From Making History

The 'All Of Me' singer is on his way to being an EGOT winner. 


John Legend is officially winning in life. Aside from having a one-of-kind voice, supermodel wife and adorable baby girl— the 38-year-old is one step away from becoming an EGOT winner.

As noted by his wife, Chrissy Teigen on Sunday, Legend’s Tony award win as co-producer of Jitney that won Best Play Revival puts him in place to be an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winner.


“John won a Tony!!! He has a GOT!,” Teigen tweeted.

Legend has won ten Grammys, with his first being Best New Artist for his debut album Get Lifted in 2006. 

He took home an Academy Award (Oscar) in 2015 for Best Original Song with Common for “Glory” written for Ava DuVernay’s Selma. And Sunday night’s Tony puts him one award away from achieving Hollywood greatness. 

There are only twelve people on this list of EGOT winners with Whoopi Goldberg being the only Black person. James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte and Quincy Jones have won three out of the four awards, with the fourth being honorary. 

Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo are also one award away from having all four awards. 

With Legend being the executive producer of Underground —which is looking to get picked up by a new network— we’re definitely not shutting the door on that Emmy coming soon.


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